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Lukasz Fabianski (Goalkeeper)

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Lukasz Fabianski

Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland
Squad Number: 1
Position: Goalkeeper
Born: 18th Apr 1985 (Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland)
Signed: 20th Jun 2018 (£7,200,000)
Contract: 1 year (signed January 2022)
Previous Club: Swansea City

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2018/19; Best Signing 2018/19.

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vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Sunday, 22nd May
(Played 90 minutes)

Deflection, slow footwork, reflexes showing their age; whatever it was, Fabianski could have done better on the first goal. Must be close to losing his number one spot.

vs Manchester City

2-2: Sunday, 15th May
(Played 90 minutes)

When called upon, a big save protected the point. And a vital point it could be.

vs Norwich City

4-0: Saturday, 7th May
(Played 90 minutes)

Good save at the end, but a worrying lapse of concentration with that corner. We often play teams who defend deep and don't threaten the goalkeeper much, but we rarely have such comfortable leads. That mistake could be costly on another day.

vs Eintracht Frankfurt

0-1: Thursday, 5th May

Did not play.

vs Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 1st May
(Played 90 minutes)

Some very good, very agile saves down low in the game. Would be harsh to criticise him on the goals, it's a little unfortunate Gabriel's header goes at his knees, bouncing into the goal as that's where Fabianski's momentum is taking him.

vs Eintracht Frankfurt

1-2: Thursday, 28th April

Did not play.

vs Chelsea

0-1: Sunday, 24th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Sharp performance today. The penalty save was just a reward for him standing up right and not falling for the games. A few sharp saves, ones you'd expect him to make but done well.

vs Burnley

1-1: Sunday, 17th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Looked far from comfortable on Burnley corners and crosses. That was most apparent on the goal, whilst he was beaten with no fuss by Cornet. Finally under some pressure for his place as Areola's European form catches the eye.

vs Lyon

3-0: Thursday, 14th April

Did not play.

vs Brentford

0-2: Sunday, 10th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Probably could have done better on the goal, but the criticism for being beaten at the near post is always overblown. The shot was superbly struck and impossible for Fabianski to read early.

vs Lyon

1-1: Thursday, 7th April
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

Did not play.

vs Everton

2-1: Sunday, 3rd April
(Played 90 minutes)

Could arguably have done better with the punch for the goal. Otherwise, he wasn?EUR(TM)t given anything to do. Coming off his line to Richarlison gave Fredericks the chance to get back to win the ball.

vs Tottenham

1-3: Sunday, 20th March
(Played 90 minutes)

He really did have very little chance on the goals, but it's hard to be too positive given he was beaten three times and barely did anything else.

vs Aston Villa

2-1: Sunday, 13th March
(Played 90 minutes)

There were a couple of those moments where a more proactive goalkeeper may come get the ball, but otherwise Fabianski was calm and commanding in goal, making one very good save and smothering another chance late on.

vs Liverpool

0-1: Saturday, 5th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Big early save, good off his line for crosses. Makes up for an error of judgement on the first goal where he could have been braver.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-0: Sunday, 27th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Solid saves and whilst not proactive, he made some very important and emphatic claims on high balls into the box.

vs Newcastle United

1-1: Saturday, 19th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Had nothing really to do until the goal. Caught flat-footed by Rice?EUR(TM)s mistake, probably saves the shot if he stands still on his line rather than rushing out.

vs Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 13th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Left with little chance on the goals, he at least deserves credit for stepping off his line a couple of times and halting chances.

vs Watford

1-0: Tuesday, 8th February
(Played 90 minutes)

When called upon, Fabianski did his job perfectly. The claim for the cross at the end was brave, but forthright and confident. A contrast to what was on offer at the weekend.

vs Leeds United

2-3: Sunday, 16th January
(Played 90 minutes)

He was left with very little chance on any of the goals by his defence, but the window of opportunity to put more pressure on Harrison's third goal was there and Fabianski delayed

vs Norwich

2-0: Wednesday, 12th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Made some solid but simple saves in the match, but gets a lot of credit for his reaction to Idah's effort having been left with nothing to do for so long.

vs Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 1st January
(Played 90 minutes)

Let down by others for the goals, he was solid when called upon and made some good saves look easy with poise and positioning, as well as good handling. Not going to be replaced willingly.

vs Watford

4-1: Tuesday, 28th December
(Played 90 minutes)

A quiet game with sudden moments of brilliance. Important saves in the second half and then very impressive ones late on even though the game was over as a contest.

vs Southampton

2-3: Sunday, 26th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Beaten three times, but not given much chance by his defence in front of him.

vs Arsenal

0-2: Wednesday, 15th December
(Played 90 minutes)

A wonderful penalty save, a good save from Tierney. His kicking was poor and it exacerbated the pressure we were under. But the general basics from your goalkeeper were well covered.

vs Burnley

0-0: Saturday, 11th December
(Played 90 minutes)

A bit shaky to start with, although it must be said his side did not protect him particularly well, but he recovered excellently and stamped out the Burnley threat from corners and high crosses. Actively commanded his box and did it excellently.

vs Chelsea

3-2: Saturday, 4th December
(Played 90 minutes)

He could have done better on both goals. A little bit poorly set for the first which meant he couldn?EUR(TM)t dive fully or get full strength to the hand. The Mount goal is lazily looked at as near post, where it?EUR(TM)s illegal nowadays for goalkeepers to concede, but Fabianski also has to be ready for the more likely option, which was the ball going across goal by either pass or shot.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Wednesday, 1st December
(Played 90 minutes)

One clutch save, even with luck, was about all he was really challenged by. Should also get credit for an incredible kick out that was a fired pass to launch a counter attack.

vs Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Multiple excellent saves and has improved off his line so far this season. His kicking was not great though, especially a sloppy one which allowed a chance and a corner for City.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 20th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Some very good saves, as well as being smart for the one-on-one with Jimenez and punching well on some dangerous crosses. The side were a mess ahead of him and could have been soundly pushed aside by Wolves were it not for Fabianski.

vs Liverpool

3-2: Saturday, 6th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Secure and made some catches, couldn?EUR(TM)t do anything about the goals either. The strong hands from the Mane shot were key, a shot hit centrally but fiercely. Had his reactions or positioning been off, that flies in.

vs Genk

2-2: Thursday, 4th November

Did not play.

vs Aston Villa

4-1: Sunday, 31st October
(Played 90 minutes)

Could have questions with the first, but answered back with the save from Watkins.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 24th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Claimed well in the air at one point that really relieved pressure. Not the most standout thing in a game, but not always something Fabianski does. He also made an excellent save from Kane, saved well from Son and Ndombele too even though both men should have done better. He had little else to do, but he did each of the things he did need to do with the perfect response.

vs KRC Genk

3-0: Thursday, 21st October

Did not play.

vs Everton

1-0: Sunday, 17th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Left with very little to do, his one important intervention in the first half also had a slice of luck. He parried away a cross that would have been bundled in, but padding it down into the centre of the area was not ideal, and cost his side two weeks before.

vs Brentford

1-2: Sunday, 3rd October
(Played 90 minutes)

Unfortunate on the first goal, although open to debate whether he was good enough on the initial shot, but the second deserves some criticism. Parries it right back into the middle of the area. Should be under pressure.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 30th September

Did not play.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Saturday, 25th September
(Played 90 minutes)

A decent performance from Fabianski, who dealt with most that came his way with ease. Worth noting how sharp he was off his line when Dan James got behind in the first half.

vs Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 19th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Some excellent saves, especially the one from Fernandes onto the post. Takes no blame for the first, it was from close range, hit hard and bounced at his toes. Even if you will criticise that, the saves from Fernandes and Ronaldo were exceptional.

vs Dinamo Zagreb

2-0: Thursday, 16th September
(Played 90 minutes)

The very little that he had to do, he did well.

vs Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 11th September
(Played 90 minutes)

The only time he was really challenged, it was Rice who made the save.

vs Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th August
(Played 90 minutes)

Little to do except the two goals. Hard to criticise him on either, the mess in the box much more down to poor organisation in defence.

vs Leicester City

4-1: Monday, 23rd August
(Played 90 minutes)

Didn?EUR(TM)t have a chance on the goal and was not tested otherwise. As easy a night as he could have, other than the goal.

vs Newcastle United

4-2: Sunday, 15th August
(Played 90 minutes)

Could he have intercepted the first goal cross? Hard to say, but he didn?EUR(TM)t do much right either.

vs Celtic

6-2: Saturday, 24th July
(Played 45 minutes)

A welcome return for the Pole, who had very little to do bar pick the ball out of his net early doors.

vs Southampton

3-0: Sunday, 23rd May
(Played 90 minutes)

Made vital and good saves in both halves to keep the clean sheet we needed as a platform. Rushed off his line well to make interventions too, something he maybe does not always do.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 15th May
(Played 90 minutes)

A couple of comfortable saves but easily beaten for the goal and nearly conceded thanks to rushing out against Tau too. Goes down too early and he should have maybe learned from the earlier one.

vs Burnley

2-1: Saturday, 1st May
(Played 90 minutes)

He did his basic job well, the vital volley save in particular and at a key moment. Questions should remain over how his positioning when not engaged made it harder for Diop. Fabianski could have been further forward or more aware of times he could take charge.

vs Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 24th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Two very good saves from Mount. Assured, nothing you could really expect him to do on the goal.

vs Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 17th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Could conceivably have done better, and prevented each goal. The second was entirely him, just shambolic, whilst the first was weak and within his reach. The third was full of power, but it would have been nothing more than a good save.

vs Leicester City

3-2: Sunday, 11th April
(Played 90 minutes)

A much better presence and control of his own area than usual, making a seemingly conscious effort to be quick off his line and gather balls put through for Vardy to chase. The stop on Pereira was incredible, especially coming from an angle that was slightly out of position. A rock.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

3-2: Monday, 5th April
(Played 90 minutes)

Some good saves but he sat on his line for a few looping balls when the defence needed help. And he could have done possibly done better for the second.

vs Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 20th March
(Played 90 minutes)

A couple of good saves were crucial, and his positioning to dart off his line saved us on occasions.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 14th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Two absolutely fantastic saves were allied with good punching, smothering low crosses and a performance that suggests the goalkeeping slot will stay his for another season.

vs Leeds United

2-0: Monday, 8th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Not tested in the first half, he stood up to the challenge in the second. Some great saves, came out well and even the ball across the box that Coufal put in, it was his rushing figure that put off the Leeds forward.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Saturday, 20th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Some good saves and catches, although that one flap in the first half could easily have led to a goal, and it certainly led to the stitches in Tomas Soucek?EUR(TM)s head.

vs Sheffield United

3-0: Monday, 15th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Made some decent if comfortable saves, and one or two good ones.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Tuesday, 9th February
(Played 120 minutes)

Two wonderful saves in a game with very few chances. Outstanding on both. No chance with the goal.

vs Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 6th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Except for one sloppy bit of handling on a high ball, Fabianski commanded his area well, caught crosses and his quick movement off the line thwarted one Loftus-Cheek chance.

vs Aston Villa

3-1: Wednesday, 3rd February
(Played 90 minutes)

He?EUR(TM)ll be annoyed he was beaten, and he was rarely troubled otherwise, but he did show good command of his box on the occasions Villa threw crosses in. He doesn?EUR(TM)t always have that, so it was a bonus to see.

vs Liverpool

1-3: Sunday, 31st January
(Played 90 minutes)

Not protected well enough on any of the goals and could not really do much about them.

vs Crystal Palace

3-2: Tuesday, 26th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Not really sure he could do much about the first goal, it was placed so brilliantly, whilst the second was so close to goal. But the double save on Zaha early in the second half was vital and proved how valuable he is to the team.

vs Doncaster Rovers

4-0: Saturday, 23rd January
(Played 90 minutes)

Nothing to do. As easy a game as he?EUR(TM)ll ever have had.

vs West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 19th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Better command of his area today, came for crosses with good catches and a punch that relieved pressure from the late long ball barrage.

vs Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 16th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Good command of his area today and never really threatened. A touch slow on his feet, and Barnes left enough on him as a reminder to hurry up.

vs Southampton

0-0: Tuesday, 29th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Rarely called upon, but was very good when needed.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Saturday, 26th December
(Played 90 minutes)

There is some blame on him for both goals. Not on the inability to save them, but because he plays quite attached to his line and it allows teams to squeeze up right to goal on crosses and benefit from deflections or ricochets in the box.

vs Chelsea

0-3: Monday, 21st December
(Played 90 minutes)

Whilst probably escaping judgement on any of the goals, there were moments where he could have eased pressure and he made no notable saves either.

vs Crystal Palace

1-1: Tuesday, 15th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Not a game where either goalkeeper was regularly troubled, the one real effort to react to was the one that beat him for the opening goal.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Friday, 11th December
(Played 90 minutes)

The first penalty save was excellent, it is a nonsense it has to be ruled out. Another perfect example of how VAR shines light on laws that really don't help the game. His positioning was excellent throughout, making difficult saves into easy ones. Even the penalty he conceded was really out of his hands.

vs Manchester United

1-3: Saturday, 5th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Arguably too easily beaten on all three goals, but definitely takes much of the blame for Greenwood's, given he should have done better with a simple chance to clear the ball in his possession.

vs Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 28th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Did well two make a few vital saves and was quick off his line too. Deflection made the goal nearly impossible.

vs Sheffield United

1-0: Sunday, 22nd November
(Played 90 minutes)

When they came asking, Fabianski answered well and made good saves, even if they were saves he'd have been disappointed not to make.

vs Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 7th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Had three saves to make and did well with them all. The penalty was poor, but a lot of credit too to Fabianski who could have already given up when he dived for a ball that wasn?EUR(TM)t coming. That Lookman chipped it so meekly and not too far from him made it easy to catch, but he was aware and did the job.

vs Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 31st October
(Played 90 minutes)

One good save from Mane for the ruled out goal, but the two spills from crosses could have been punished. Two years in a row with shaky performances at Anfield.

vs Manchester City

1-1: Saturday, 24th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Some vital saves towards the end, Sterling and Mahrez in particular. Vital today.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

3-3: Sunday, 18th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Not sure he can stop the ones that went in, but he made one quite fantastic stop from Son and another good one from Kane.

vs Leicester City

3-0: Sunday, 4th October
(Played 90 minutes)

His time wasting was all he did. Easy.

vs Newcastle United

0-2: Saturday, 12th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Soft and scared on the first goal.

vs Brentford

2-1: Saturday, 29th August
(Played 90 minutes)

Beaten early on and saved by his post, beaten again but saved by an offside flag and then finally legitimately beaten by Forss.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 26th July

The goal was really poor. Failed his only real test.

Manchester United

1-1: Wednesday, 22nd July

Some slow and scary footwork aside, he made some decent early saves and was solid. Couldn’t do anything about the equaliser.

Watford

3-1: Friday, 17th July

One good save, but a little weaker on crosses than usual and could have given a penalty away if not for an offside call.

Norwich City

4-0: Saturday, 11th July

It feels almost harsh to score him low, but he was rarely threatened and it’s a rating that shows just how easy this game was.

Burnley

0-1: Wednesday, 8th July

One good save, otherwise not a lot to do. Couldn’t have stopped the goal.

Chelsea

3-2: Wednesday, 1st July

Arguably, the one test he had was the free kick and he was at fault. Did the nuts and bolts as calmly as ever and it’s only his high standards that make the goal so disappointing.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2: Tuesday, 23rd June

Did what he could reasonably well. Couldn’t stop the goals. Rinse and repeat.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-2: Saturday, 20th June

Did what he could reasonably well. Couldn’t stop the goals.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 29th February

Relatively untroubled, he’ll be annoyed to have been beaten but did deal with crosses well.

Manchester City

0-2: Wednesday, 19th February

One good save and generally solid goalkeeping was let down by being too easily beaten for the second goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-3: Saturday, 1st February

Redeemed himself somewhat with some good saves, but the own goal was definitely his error and it must be asked whether communication from a goalkeeper might have stopped Ogbonna and Diop bringing the circus to town.

Liverpool

0-2: Wednesday, 29th January

Always a welcome sight in the West Ham goal, he was beaten by two goals he could really do little about, and made two fantastic saves. He was also calm in collecting the ball and the hope is that calmness exudes from him.

West Bromwich Albion

0-1: Saturday, 25th January

Dealt with what little he had to do with aplomb; he's face tougher tests in the coming weeks.

Sheffield United

0-1: Friday, 10th January

Nothing to do until a goal kick again was his downfall. Must have been rushed back, his importance so obvious, but questions should be asked of how this has been able to happen again. Darren Randolph failed a medical, is it wise to wait and bring him in?

Gillingham

2-0: Sunday, 5th January

Dealt with what little he had to do with aplomb; he's face tougher tests in the coming weeks.

Bournemouth

2-2: Saturday, 28th September

Nothing he could do for the goal. What impact could his injury have on our season?

Oxford United

0-4: Wednesday, 25th September

Did not play.

Manchester United

2-0: Sunday, 22nd September

Felt unthreatened yet also had some big moments. Which is what you want, a goalkeeper who comes up good in the moments he’s needed.

Aston Villa

0-0: Monday, 16th September

Couple of very good saves and vital punch at the back post.

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Easy game, but held everything he had to deal with.

Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August

Did not play.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

Commanded his box well, did well with most of what he could do, a lot of Watford’s shooting was wayward.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

Nothing notable in his performance. Beaten by shots he likely couldn’t stop, and Brighton wasted chances without testing him.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

A touch harsh, especially when you have a penalty save chalked off, but he was beaten five times.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

No chance with the goal ,apart from which he didn't have a save of note to make.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

Made vital saves and played to his normal, unflappable level. What a fantastic year.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 4th May

Made one very good save from Sterling, but everything else was relatively tame.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Saturday, 27th April

Made one very good save from Sterling, but everything else was relatively tame.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

Made some uncharacteristic errors, but probably couldn’t do much with the goals.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Couple good saves, brave punch when booted in the face, weak on the second goal.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

His only real error was when he ran out to meet Niasse but didn’t get the ball. Luckily, he wasn’t punished. Otherwise, he made a superb double save to prevent West Ham going 3-0 down. He didn’t do much wrong with the two goals.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 27th February

Made one very good save from Sterling, but everything else was relatively tame.

Fulham

3-1: Friday, 22nd February

Made some saves, especially the excellent stop from Babel. Nothing he can do for the goal.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Made good saves, hard done by for the goal, but also nothing that was too excellent either.

Liverpool

1-1: Monday, 4th February

Calm and assured, his handing was excellent and he did everything he could in his goal to perfection. Kicking has got loose.

AFC Wimbledon

2-4: Saturday, 26th January

Did not play.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Birmingham City

2-0: Saturday, 5th January

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

Flat or wrong-footed for the goal, he should've made more of a fist of it. Attoned later with a couple of good stops but was saved from embarrassment later on by a post, after a mis-hit cross eluded him.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-3: Wednesday, 31st October

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

Another outstanding performance and it took a freak goal to beat him. It's the only way Leicester were going to.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 20th October

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-1: Friday, 5th October

Manchester United

3-1: Saturday, 29th September

A little quieter than in recent weeks but still on hand to make the big saves when called upon. Our best signing of the summer, so far.

Macclesfield Town

8-0: Wednesday, 26th September

Chelsea

0-0: Sunday, 23rd September

Gets better and better. So far, the best vakue for money summer signing.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 16th September

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 1st September

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

A baptism of fire for the Pole on his competitive debut - although there was little he could do about any of Liverpool's four goals.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 25th August

Made a series of stunning saves and not helped by an inexperienced defence ahead of him; has conceded eight in his first three games.

Bournemouth

1-2: Saturday, 18th August

An otherwise excellent performance was marred by Bournemouth's first goal, which some may feel he should've saved.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

A baptism of fire for the Pole on his competitive debut - although there was little he could do about any of Liverpool's four goals.
Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.

Lukasz Fabianski did not play for West Ham during this season.